Texas Bard IVC filter lawyer

August 30, 2012 @ 01:42 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi and Texas Bard IVC filter lawyer, I continue to stay informed about problems with these medical devices. Inferior vena cava ("IVC") filters are small umbrella-like devices which are used in persons who have a risk of pulmonary embolism, but cannot use various anticoagulation medications. The IVC filter is a safety net which is put in the inferior vena cava, which is a large vein. The inferior vena cava moves deoxygenated blood from the body’s lower extremities to the upper part of the body. This filter is designed to catch blood clots forming in the lower body prior to their travel to the lungs, where they may become dangerous pulmonary emboli.